US government will stop battling the Y2K bug at last

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One of the few smart things the Trump administration has done since it came to power is cutting down on several paperwork requirements (PDF) for federal agencies, including one that required them to document plans to deal with the dreaded Millennium Bug. Some of the older folks among our readers might vaguely recall the global Y2K craze, which, in the late 90s, saw the planet gripped in a state of frenzy over a bug believed to be present in pretty much every computer that would cause them to malfunction when their calendars reached the year 2000. The problem was that…

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